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Salem Witch Trials (2002)

A masterful work accurately details the current consensus of what exactly occurred to prompt the colonial witch trials.

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Joseph Sargent

Writer:

Maria Nation
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirstie Alley ... Ann Putnam
Henry Czerny ... Rev. Samuel Parris
Gloria Reuben ... Tituba Indian
Jay O. Sanders ... Thomas Putnam
Kristin Booth ... Lizzy Porter
Katie Boland ... Annie Putnam
Alan Bates ... Sir William Phips
Rebecca De Mornay ... Elizabeth Parris
Peter Ustinov ... William Stroughton
Shirley MacLaine ... Rebecca Nurse
Shannon Lawson ... Bridget Bishop
Colin Fox ... Israel Porter
Camille Wainwright Camille Wainwright ... Sarah Hawthorne
David Hemblen ... John Proctor
Susan Coyne Susan Coyne ... Sarah Good
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A masterful work accurately details the current consensus of what exactly occurred to prompt the colonial witch trials.

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The charges were false. The terror was real.

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Drama | History

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2003 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Salem Witch Trials See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 episodes) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Like much of the cast, Kirstie Alley was not present at the real Salem witch trials. See more »

Goofs

In reality, Governor Phips was only 41 at the time of the Salem Witch Trials. The film depicts him as obviously much older. See more »

Quotes

Midwife 1: [gasping] A witch's teat! The Devil suckles there!
Midwife 2: That's not a teat. It more resembles a mole.
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Referenced in Chasing Life: Model Behavior (2015) See more »

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An interesting mini series
19 August 2003 | by orcagurlSee all my reviews

I thought this was a very interesting mini series, definitely not holding back on the gruesome side of the 'old life'. They had tons of good actors and actresses stuck in and it's half the fun pointing to the people and saying, "Hey I saw them somewhere!" Even when, dissapointingly, they only have a few seconds screen space or have no name at all. (A good example is May's father)

It's horrible how the people reacted to whatever excuse they could think of first to explain the terrible deeds happening, and so much they said was Satan's or God's punishment! And how the children would target certain people, yes, you will see what I mean. Feeling important now that they are recognized.

And here's a scene to look out for. I near cried, it being so powerful, of strength and unity still within a dank prison. When Goody Nurse is in prison and praying and all the prisoners shout out what they would find God in. I wanted to join them (well, not really), and feel the first ray of light that touched their hearts in many a day.


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